Route 5

Town CentreItalian, European, Mediterranean££££
Wonderful
5.9/6
43 Reviews
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About Route 5

It’s worth wandering a little further afield from Southend-on-Sea proper if you’re in search of a less-heralded gem of a restaurant. And if it’s Italian you’re after, head up Sutton Road east of the town centre to find the little collection of shops and eateries on your way north to St Luke’s and Prittlewell train station. Here, along the road slightly less travelled, you can find Route 5, a cosy and down to earth Italian restaurant specialising in the regional cuisines of Sicily and Abruzzi. The menu is simple and understated, but packed with ingredients from the two famous foodie regions, as is the wine list. If you can’t decide on what to eat, why not book for the third Thursday of the month and pick a starter and main course blind and let the kitchen work it’s magic.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Address

Route 5
140 Sutton Road, Town Centre
Southend-on-Sea SS25ER

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Arancine

Deep fried rice balls filled with Beef Ragù&Cheese, Spinach&Cheese, Cooked Ham&Cheese
£4.45

Bresaola con Rucola&Grana

Cured meet served on a bed of Rocket Salad&Parmesan cheese
£4.85

Bufala con verdure grigliate

Fresh buffalo mozzarella served with a mix of grilled vegetable
£5.50
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43 Route 5 Reviews

Wonderful
5.9/6
43 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Service:Excellent
Atmosphere:Excellent
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Food:Outstanding
New"Excellent"
6/6
Vivien K.9 days ago · 1 review

Lovely, intimate restaurant with welcoming ambience. Evening meal on a Sunday, not busy. Helpful and pleasant. First visit and would go again for a relaxing meal - Everything cooked fresh so do not be in a hurry. Relax and enjoy.

New"Excellent"
6/6
Louisa A.10 days ago · 1 review

Great cocktails and food. Menu has pasta, meat, fish.. really nice selection of authentic Sicilian food. All freshly cooked on the premises by the owners.

New"Excellent"
6/6
Terence F.12 days ago · 1 review

Route5 is a small restaurant situated slightly out of Southend central. Food is Italian, dishes are cooked individually, so some waiting between courses but worth it. Charming place with pleasant service.